AWARDS

NJ CRID AWARDS PROGRAM

The Commission presents the following awards at the Annual Conference on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities.  All awards are not necessarily given annually.   Awards are based upon merit.  Please use the accompanying Award Nomination Procedure Sheet and the Award Nomination Fact Sheet for the nomination you wish to make.  All winners will be notified prior to the Conference.  Visit our quotes page to read from our Award Recipients.

AWARDS CRITERIA

EVELYN ARONOW AWARD FOR ADVOCACY & DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
This the most prestigious award of the Commission and is bestowed upon an outstanding individual, who through legislation, education, public relations, technical support, or financial support, has promoted growth and development, and made a lasting contribution to community recreation services for individuals with disabilities in New Jersey.

DR. JACQUELYN “JACQUIE” STANLEY PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATOR AWARD (New Award)
This individual consistently exhibits leadership skills, is a role model, and has a passion for the development and implementation of innovative, inclusive therapeutic recreation programs.  He/she has been a mentor and catalyst for fostering other therapeutic recreation professionals in the pursuit of serving all individuals with disabilities.  This individual sets a high standard for others to emulate and creates a joyful experience for both the practitioner and the program participant.

NEW JERSEY DISTINGUISHED AGENCY RECREATION SERVICES
These awards are bestowed by the Commission upon an agency that has developed outstanding recreation programs and services that demonstrate a commitment to the integration of people with and without disabilities.  The program serves as an exemplary model for replication by other agencies and organizations.  Three categories are established within this award: non-profit, governmental, and for-profit.  Whenever a cultural arts agency wins the award, it will be the Joyce Indik Cultural Arts Award.

ALVIN SLOOTSKY EXEMPLARY RECREATION LIFESTYLE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL
This award is bestowed by the Commission upon an individual with a disability who exemplifies a lifestyle enriched through participation in recreation experiences, and who by that participation may have enriched the lives of others.

TED KAPLAN EXEMPLARY RECREATION GROUP
This award is bestowed by the Commission upon any recreation group, club or sports team (two or more individuals with disabilities) that implements a unique team activity or activities to enhance the leisure lifestyle of individuals with disabilities through recreation or sports activities.

RUTH HUGHES INNOVATIVE ACCESSIBLE RECREATION FACILITY
This award is bestowed by the Commission upon a recreation facility where innovative accessible opportunities through cutting edge and creative design goes above and beyond compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and allows individuals with disabilities to use these facilities for recreation and pursuit of life-time experiences.

~ Supported by the Aronow Family Foundation ~ In Memory of Evelyn Aronow ~

New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities

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